Chocolate Mocha Dusted Almonds Recipe

Chocolate Mocha Dusted Almonds Recipe
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Chocolate Mocha Dusted Almonds Recipe

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I love to make recipes with nuts. These are chocolatey with a hint of coffee—elegant and addictive! I give them away as gifts; I've even made them for wedding favors. —Annette Scholz, Medaryville, Indiana
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 2 cups toasted whole almonds
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons instant coffee granules

Directions

Microwave chocolate chips, covered, at 50% power, stirring once or twice, until melted, 3-4 minutes. Stir until smooth. Add almonds; mix until coated.
Meanwhile, combine remaining ingredients. Transfer almonds to sugar mixture; toss to coat evenly. Spread over waxed paper-lined baking sheet.
Refrigerate until chocolate is set. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator. Yield: 12 servings.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Like spice? Add 1/2 tsp ground chipotle pepper or chili powder.
  • Try this with any kind of nut, just make sure you toast them first to bring out all their flavor.
  • Originally published as Chocolate Mocha Dusted Almonds in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2018

    Nutritional Facts

    about 3 tablespoons: 270 calories, 19g fat (5g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 12mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 4g fiber), 7g protein.

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    • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
    • 2 cups toasted whole almonds
    • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
    • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
    • 4-1/2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
    1. Microwave chocolate chips, covered, at 50% power, stirring once or twice, until melted, 3-4 minutes. Stir until smooth. Add almonds; mix until coated.
    2. Meanwhile, combine remaining ingredients. Transfer almonds to sugar mixture; toss to coat evenly. Spread over waxed paper-lined baking sheet.
    3. Refrigerate until chocolate is set. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator. Yield: 12 servings.

    Test Kitchen tips
  • Like spice? Add 1/2 tsp ground chipotle pepper or chili powder.
  • Try this with any kind of nut, just make sure you toast them first to bring out all their flavor.
  • Originally published as Chocolate Mocha Dusted Almonds in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2018

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